WHAT WE DO
How much would you expect to save my company?
Typically, we would save between 10% and 30% of your telecommunications and electricity, gas & water costs. However, through our detailed analysis, we often discover unexpected savings, which are specific to individual clients.
Please also note that our service is not just about cost savings – many of our clients view the benefits of reduced administrative hassle and on-hand expertise as equally important.
How much of my, and my team's, time do you need?
We need your / your team' s input at certain times, such as at our initial meeting, at update meetings and for signing contracts. But we strive to minimise the amount of time you and your team need to spend doing these. For example, for new electricity contract, we would prepare all the contract paperwork, so all that is required is a signature, and we take care of the rest.
You should find that, with our involvement, you and your team spend less time overall dealing with telecommunications, electricity, gas & water.
Do we have to change supplier? Our recommendations take into account your requirements, potential cost savings and service levels. We would only make a recommendation to change supplier if we felt that it met all of these criteria. And very often, we can find cost savings without the need top change supplier.
Do we have to change supplier?
Our recommendations take into account your requirements, potential cost savings and service levels. We would only make a recommendation to change supplier if we felt that it met all of these criteria. And very often, we can find cost savings without the need top change supplier.
How are savings calculated?
We calculate savings as the difference between the amount you actually paid, subsequent to the implementation of our recommendation, and the amount that you would have paid had our recommendation not been implemented. When we present the invoice for our share of savings, it is accompanied by an explanatory report, and there is a clear audit trail from our invoice to the individual invoices that you have received.
How do you benchmark the savings if the market is constantly changing?
We agree benchmarks with you upfront. In most cases, without our involvement, our clients would have been offered a fixed price contract for a specific period of time. Therefore, the benchmark for that fixed period of time is clear, and not impacted by the changes in the market prices.
In more complex cases, we would agree the approach with you, so that you are satisfied that the savings have arisen from our recommendations.
What happens if my energy or phone usage changes due to reduced / increased business activity?
When we put forward a recommendation, we would calculate the expected savings based on your past usage and our understanding of your future plans. When we calculate the actual savings, say after six months, this is based on actual usage so your savings are calculated precisely, based, for example, on the actual number of kWh consumed or the number of call minutes you have made. Therefore any changes in your usage are accounted for precisely.
Please note that in certain circumstances, our recommendation would lead to reduced consumption, which would result in an additional saving.
What do we need to do in order for you to start work?
To initiate our programme of work, we require you to sign our Agreement and provide us with your most recent telecommunications, electricity, gas and water invoices, along with copies of any relevant contracts. We also need about an hour of your time to understand how your business operates, whether you have plans that are likely to impact these services, and what your priorities are. All of this is important information, to ensure that our recommendations are tailored to your needs.
How do you manage implementation?
One key element of our service is that we reduce your administrative workload. Therefore, we not only investigate and provide you with recommendations, but we prepare and scrutinise all of the paperwork and we manage the implementation of any changes for you.
What are your fees?
Our initial Agreement would normally be set up on a performance basis. This means that we share refunds and savings for a predefined period, which arise as a result of recommendations that we have implemented. Under this arrangement, if you do not realise proven refunds or savings, you pay nothing. However, if you would prefer, we can also look at alternative arrangements such as a fixed management fee from the outset.
What happens if you do the work and cannot find any savings?
If you do not realise proven refunds or savings as a result of our work, then you pay us nothing.
We hope that you find the answers to any questions you may have in the FAQs below. However, if not, please contact us.